Summer Drinks: 6 Mocktails, Cocktails To Serve At Your Cookouts

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Enjoy Memorial Day weekend with cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks ideas to serve at your cookout. Photo: Courtesy

Enjoy summer with these warm weather drinks. It's officially summer, and traditionally people enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities. If you are planning a cookout or a trip to the beach, keep your family hydrated with these selection of tasty mocktails, cocktails and beer.

Are you ready for a season full of drinks and sunshine? Scroll down to pick your favorite and find inspiration for your summer parties.

  • Angry Party Punch

Angry Party Punch Angry Party Punch cocktail – it’s a big batch recipe infused with Angry Orchard Summer Honey, peach juice, and white wine for the freshest summer flavors. Photo: Courtesy

INGREDIENTS

2 bottles Angry Orchard Summer Honey

6 oz Vodka

12 oz Peach Juice

12 oz White Wine

4.5 oz Lemon Juice

3 oz Simple Syrup (1 : 1 Sugar and Water)

DIRECTIONS

Build in a large punch bowl and top with Angry Orchard Summer Honey. Garnish with lemon wheels, strawberry slices and peach slices.

  • Blue Moon Mango Wheat

Blue Moon Mango The summer beer pairs well with warm-weather fare such as grilled shrimp or chicken with mango salsa. Photo: Courtesy of Blue Moon

Inspired on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cancun and wanting a beer that was refreshing with a taste of ripe mangos, Blue Moon launches a new beer for Summer '17.  The fruit vendors would bring freshly cut mangos and put them on a stick to enjoy in the sunshine. This beer is created with mango and a hint of honey for a mild sweetness with a bright yellow-orange color and cloudy wheat haze.

  • Red Bull Summer Edition Grapefruit Twist

Summer-Edition Seize the sun only this summer with the Red Bull’s new limited, Summer Edition Grapefruit Twist. It launched on May 1 and is only available through Labor Day. Photo: Red Bull

Summertime brings longer and more active days, and the new Red Bull Summer Edition offers some great ways for you to make the most of them: Pack a can or two in your beach bag along with your other essentials for a full, action-packed day by the water. Stock some cans in the cooler at your next cookout for a refreshing non-alcoholic option, or bring a few cans with you in your backpack to keep you energized as you trek to new heights on a summer hike. Going on a road trip this Memorial Day? Take a few cans with you to power you through your adventure.

  • Lipton Black Tea

Mocktails The perfect Lipton unsweetened iced tea to serve at your Memorial Day cookout! Photo: Courtesy

Serve Lipton Black Tea with fresh herbs like mint or basil and slices of lemons and oranges to create a unique and refreshing drink your family will enjoy.

  • Lipton Iced Tea

Lipton Brewed Iced Tea Lipton iced tea is a great-tasting and naturally refreshing alternative to water. Photo: Courtesy

In a large carafe combine Lipton Iced Tea with freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice, and a splash of club soda with floating slices of lemons and oranges for a fun mocktail perfect for summer.

  • Lipton Berry Hibiscus Tea

Mocktail Just in time for summer! Lipton Berry Hibiscus Tea. Photo: Courtesy

Brew Lipton Berry Hibiscus Tea and use it to make ice cubes. Plop your pretty ice cubes in sparling water for a pretty pink hue with a hint of berry flavor.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.